BULLETIN BOARD
A Newsletter of the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
(Spring 1999, Volume 16 Number 4)

An Audio Bible on the Internet

It is now possible to read the entire audio Bible on the Internet. Audio-Bible is the complete King James Version narrated by Alexander Scourby. Total listening time is more than seventy-two hours.
A link "for the visually impaired" presents the user with a menu of all the books of the Bible. Selecting a book brings up a menu of chapters in that book. Selecting a chapter begins the narration.
To listen to Audio-Bible on the Internet, a user must be running Windows. In addition, a browser capable of playing the RealAudio format is required or the free RealAudio player must be installed. RealAudio software is available from: http://www.real.com.
Audio-Bible's website is: http://www.audio-bible.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE, if you are returning a machine for any reason, phone our toll-free number, 1-800-242-8822, first. Then, if you are requesting a replacement machine, we can mail it out at once, without waiting for the old one to arrive. This will lesson your time without a playback machine.

As of July 1, 1999, your Braille books will no longer come from Chicago. We have contracted with the Regional Library in Utah to provide Braille book service. If you have been an active Braille borrower, you should have received by now a letter from the Utah Regional Library about this change. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to phone us locally at 286-3045 or toll-free 1-800-242-8822.

As you do your spring housecleaning, please return any Braille, disc or cassette books you have read, or are not interested in reading. The Regional Library has limited copies of each title. Returning them will make them available to other readers, give you more space in your home, and you will be sent new books to read. Our loan period is two months for cassette, Braille, or disc titles, and one week for audio-described video cassettes.

RESOURCES

VICUG-L is the Visually Impaired Computer User Group List. To join, go to the website of the list: http://trfn.clpgh.org/vipace/vicug/subscribe.html. VICUG-L is archived on the World Wide Web at:
http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/archives/vicug-l.html.

Pulse Data International manufactures SmartView, a video magnifier designed for Low Vision users. SmartView offers models with full color and black-and-white displays, available as stand-alone units or with a computer interface. If you could benefit from such a system, please phone PDI's corporate office toll-free at 1-888-734-8439 for further information.

The Essential GED 1996, which is the most current edition, is now available in three different formats. The large print format comes in three volumes for a price of $252. It can be ordered from LRS, 14214 S. Figeroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90061-1034, 1-800-255-5002. The audiotape version is available from RFB&D, 1-800-221-4792, although you must be a member of RFB&D to borrow it. The Braille version consists of 29 volumes for $493, and may be ordered from Beach Cities Braille Guild, POB 712, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Project: Blind Ambition is a nonprofit, self-defense organization for the visually impaired, which offers self-defense courses for the blind free of charge. Located in Claremont, California, they may be reached at 909-599-9773. Their website is: [link no longer active, December 2002] and their E-mail address is [link no longer active, December 2002].

BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Middle East: a Muslim Perspective

Johnson, Diane. PERSIAN NIGHTS (1987) RC 26404.
Mahfouz, Naguib. ARABIAN NIGHTS AND DAYS (1995) RC 40394;
THE BEGGAR (1965) RC 35744;
THE BEGINNING AND THE END (1985) RC 32147;
CHILDREN OF THE ALLEY (1959) RC 42356;
THE HARAFISH (1994) RC 39705;
MIDAQ ALLEY (1966) RC 29330;
PALACE OF DESIRE: THE CAIRO TRILOGY;2 (1957) RC 32790;
PALACE WALK: THE CAIRO TRILOGY;1 (1956)RC 32132;
RESPECTED SIR (1986) RC 34452;
THE SEARCH (1987) RC 34468;
SUGAR STREET: THE CAIRO TRILOGY;3(1992) RC 34728;
THE TIME AND THE PLACE, AND OTHER STORIES (1991) RC 34469;
WEDDING SONG (1984) RC 32793.
Milani, Abbas TALES OF TWO CITIES: A PERSIAN MEMOIR (1996) RC 45730.
Schami, Rafik DAMASCUS NIGHTS (1993) RC 38114;
A HAND FULL OF STARS (1990) RC 33630.
Sigel, Efrem THE KERMANSHAH TRANSFER: A NOVEL OF MIDDLE EASTERN INTRIGUE (1973) RD 7117.

BULLETIN BOARD is published four times a year by the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. It is available in large print, Braille, and audio-cassette editions. The Wisconsin Regional Library makes no recommendations or endorsements concerning any products or services which may appear in this publication.

Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
813 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
1-414-286-3045 (in Milwaukee)
1-800-242-8822 (in Wisconsin)
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